OpenStreetMap Carto v2.33.0

Posted by pnorman on 15 August 2015 in English.

OpenStreetMap Carto 2.33.0 has been released. This release focuses on cartographic style improvements, but the release notes also include 2.32.0.

The biggest changes are

  • A randomized symbology for forests for natural=wood and landuse=forest #1728 #1242

    A long time in the works, this improvement has finally landed. The two tags were merged - they are indistinguishable to the data consumer. A randomized symbology was first suggested by SK53 at SOTM-EU 2014, and this feature would not have happened without his extensive research, or imagico tools for creating an irregular but uniformly distributed and periodic dot pattern

  • Rendering minor roads and service rail later for mid-zoom clarity #1682 #1692 #1676 #1647

    As all residential, unclassified, and service roads in a city became mapped the rendered view became over-crowded, bloblike, and difficult to read.

  • Unification of footway/path and rendering surface of them

    The mess that is highway=path is well-known, and it is necessary to do some kind of processing as a data consumer. A distinction is now made between paved and unpaved footways.

  • Rendering of Antartic ice sheets from shapefiles #1540

    Ice sheets in Antartica are a bit of a special case, and pre-generated shapefiles are now used

  • Mapnik 3 preperations #1579

    The style is not yet fully tested with Mapnik 3 and we don’t claim to support it, but several bugs were fixed. Most of the work was done on the Mapnik side

  • No longer rendering proposed roads #1663 #1654

  • Power area colour adjusted #1680

  • Better place label order #1689

  • meadow/grassland and orchard/vineyard color unification #1655

  • Render educational area borders later #1662

  • New POI icons

A full list of changes can be found on Github


Comment from Alan Trick on 16 August 2015 at 03:27


The wood/forest and path/foot path distinction were pretty arbitrary. I am glad to see them go. I like the new colors/icons as well.

Comment from Jiří Komárek on 17 August 2015 at 08:42

Like the changes and cannot wait for new default map style from Mateusz Konieczny :-)

Not really mentioned here, but also a (minor, but definitely useful) change: the forest/wood symbols are rendered over other areas if they overlap.

Comment from KVLA-HRO-Mei on 21 August 2015 at 08:12

Thanks for maintaining the mapstyle folks :-)

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